Whyte & Mackay
Price per bottle: ££
Phoebe Calver 7.3
Nose: Really punchy with juniper from the off, followed by a
sweet and tangy herbaceous kick.
Palate: The greenery has become a little more floral – think dandelion, joined by some serious zest, juicy lemon peels to be specific. Slightly spicier juniper than the nose initially provided.
Finish: Dry and spicy.
Comments: A good attempt at the style. Playing up the zest in this could make it a little more fun.
David T. Smith 7.1
Nose: Green and resinous with a good dose of juniper and woody angelica with an earthy sweetness.
Palate: Initial flavours of pine are joined by a leafy oiliness and the gentle bitterness of zesty citrus. Earthy root notes wrap up the palate, which is altogether rather forest-like.
Finish: This has a reasonable amount of residual heat and an exceptionally dry finish, before a final flourish of fresh, leafy flavours.
Comments: A clean gin that would work well in a dry Martini with a twist of lemon.